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WATCH: Joan Rivers' Last Episode With Bianca Del Rio is Shade Tastic
September 09 2014 6:02 PM ET

Joan Rivers' Last Show With Bianca Del Rio Is Shade-Tastic

Jami Smith

Bianca Del Rio joined host Joan Rivers in what turned out to be one of the final episodes of In Bed with Joan.

Lily Tomlin to Become First Out Lesbian Recipient of Kennedy Center Honors
September 09 2014 4:30 AM ET

Lily Tomlin Named First Lesbian to Win Huge Honor

Trudy Ring

Tomlin will be honored for her lifetime contribution to the performing arts.

Comedian, Gay Fan Favorite Joan Rivers Is Dead at 81
September 04 2014 3:13 PM ET

Comedian, Gay Fan Favorite Joan Rivers Is Dead at 81

Daniel Reynolds

The comedian died a week after cardiac arrest during a surgical procedure.

#TBT: Back to the Gay Future
September 04 2014 4:00 AM ET

Back to the Gay Future

Christopher Harrity

The golden age of science fiction magazines served up some interesting queerish images. We have seen the future, and the future is gay.

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says 'Daily Show'
August 28 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says Daily Show

Rebecca Juro

Skewering recent ESPN coverage, a Daily Show correspondent says Sam's teammates are disappointed he isn't engaging in sexually suggestive horseplay with them.

#TBT: Posters of Male Nudes
August 28 2014 11:30 AM ET

When the Male Nude Was a Selling Point

Christopher Harrity

Using naked men to sell your product is not a new idea. Seems there has always been room for a sexy hunk on a display poster.

WATCH: Lesbian Teen's Perfect Parody Of Westboro's Antigay Panic!
August 23 2014 1:34 PM ET

WATCH: Lesbian Teen's Perfect Parody Of Westboro's Antigay Panic!

Sunnivie Brydum

After the Westboro Baptist Church targeted Panic! At The Disco, a a 16-year-old Scottish fan had a few choice words to sing back to the antigay group.

Comedian's Billboard Taunts Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka
August 20 2014 1:26 PM ET

God Wages Ad Campaign Against Westboro

Michelle Garcia

The person or people behind God's social media accounts say the Westboro Baptist Church has been putting words in his mouth.

40 Under 40: Cameron Esposito Leaves Them Laughing and Thinking
August 20 2014 5:00 AM ET

Cameron Esposito Leaves Them Laughing and Thinking

Tracy E Gilchrist

The Entertainers: Cameron Esposito is a gay comic who says other gay comics should feel free to let it all out onstage.

TBT: Sweater Queens
August 14 2014 7:45 AM ET

Fashion Tips for the Serious Sweater Queen

Christopher Harrity

If you drank at Uncle Charlie's North in NYC, the Garden District in L.A., or Yerba Buena Village in S.F., you were a sweater queen. This is for you.

The World's Greatest, Gayest Insults
August 13 2014 8:00 AM ET

The World's Greatest, Gayest Insults

Christopher Harrity

Here's evidence we might just cast shade the most effectively.

TBT: He-Man Anxiety and Bodybuilding
August 07 2014 4:00 AM ET

He-Man Anxiety and Bodybuilding

Christopher Harrity

There was a lot of sand kicked in a lot of faces in those days. Of course, now we would classify this as bullying.

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Brings Back One Half of 'Will & Grace'
August 03 2014 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Brings Back Half of Will & Grace

Lucas Grindley

Eric McCormack showed off a trailer to his newest (totally not real) show during a recent visit on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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